Is this an insurance plan?
No, this is not an insurance plan. Our discount plans provide you with discounted prices on a wide range of health care services and products; you will pay the discounted rate at the time services are received.
How does a discount plan work?
First, you can find participating providers by using the "FIND A PROVIDER" page on this website or by calling (800) 290-0523. After confirming the provider's continued participation when making an appointment, members just show their membership card at the time of service. Members are responsible for paying all fees directly to the provider.
Can I include dependents on my plan?
Yes, one of the wonderful features of our discount plans is that your entire household can receive the discounts, even children away at college!
Can I use my membership card when I travel away from home?
Yes, your Careington membership card can be used at any participating provider in the United States. All you need is your member ID number to receive your savings.
What providers can I go to?
You can find participating providers for the discount plan by visiting the "FIND A PROVIDER" page on this website or calling (800) 290-0523.
How long will it take me to get into the system after I sign up?
After you have successfully become a member, you will be entered into our system immediately. Simply call us at (800) 290-0523 to receive your member ID number. You'll receive your membership materials and membership cards by mail in about 7-10 business days.
How do I get additional membership cards?
Can I go to a provider that does not participate?
You may go to the provider of your choice. However, you will only receive a discount by going to a participating provider.
There is not a provider close to my home. What do I do?
While some ZIP code areas may have a limited number of providers, there are usually providers within a 50-mile radius of your ZIP code. You can refer a provider for participation in the network by visiting and selecting "NOMINATE A PROVIDER." The program administrator will contact the provider with information on how to apply to participate in the program. Because of the application and credentialing process, it may take 60 – 90 days before a provider is added to the network. Not all providers will agree to accept the discounted fees required by the program.
If my doctor or dentist refers me to a specialist who is not in the network, do I still get a discount?
You will only receive a discount by going to a participating provider. You might try printing out a list of participating providers to share with your doctor or dentist to see if he/she could recommend any of the participating specialist locations.
What if I don't have my membership card?
What if I feel the provider overcharged me?
You can send a copy of your bill and a written letter to the administrator of the plan: Careington International Corporation, Attn: Provider Relations, P.O. Box 2568, Frisco, TX 75034. They will investigate your inquiry, and you will be contacted regarding the findings.
What if I have a complaint about a provider?
Once I select a provider, am I assigned to that provider? How often can I change providers?
What should I say when I call a provider to make sure they participate?
The providers will recognize the name of the network with which they participate, so when you call, it is important to use the name of the correct network.